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Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby Cansam » 15 Sep 2009, 01:28

Trying to future my search for the Family from Sambuca di Italia, Sicily. I found a few leads in the past few weeks. My grandfather was Calogero Canova who came over around 1900. His wife was Gussepi Ferraro. The kids where Salvatore (Sam), Giacomo (Jake or Jacob), Guissepa (Joseph), Caterina (Catherine) and Andrew. They settled around Bayou Goula, La. I would appreciate any help.

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby wldspirit » 16 Sep 2009, 15:51

Welcome to the forum!
Are you interested in US records, or have you already obtained these?
The next step would be Italian records, either microfilmed or requested from the town of origin.......let us know how you want to proceed.
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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby misbris » 16 Sep 2009, 18:08

Could this be the correct record?

Name: Calogero Cannova
Arrival Date: 24 Jan 1906
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Vincenzo Florio
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
Friend's Name: Domenico Cannova
Last Residence: Sambuca
National Archives' Series Number: T905_9

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby Cansam » 17 Sep 2009, 02:26

I think I have all the information I need on US records as I am familiar with most of the folks. I have also search through the graves and found alot of information. With the exception on the boat and the arrival time frame. The info I received from misbris seems wrong as Calogero was my GGrandfather. His son, Giacomo (Jake) would have been this age when he arrived. From what I gathered he was around 9 or 10 which would have made his arrival around 1901 or 1902.

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby misbris » 17 Sep 2009, 16:08

Just a question or two to narrow the search. Where was Calogero married?
Were the children born in Italy oor the US. Do you know for sure the correct spelling of the name?

(Just so your records are correct, Giuseppe=Joseph, Giuseppa =Josephine)

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby suanj » 18 Sep 2009, 20:38

Hi,
-Calogero was born around 1865... seeming that arrival's year was the 1900...
-the last child, Andrew was born in 20 FEB 1905 Bayou Goula, Iberville, Louisiana...
ANDREW SALVADOR CANOVA

________________________________________Event(s):

Birth: 20 FEB 1905 Bayou Goula, Iberville, Louisiana

________________________________________Parents:
Father: CALOGERO OR ALEX CONNOVA
Family

Mother: JOSEPHINE FARATA


-Calogero used Alex as first name in USA:
1930 United States Federal Census
about Alex Canova
Name: Alex Canova
Home in 1930: Police Jury Ward 6, Iberville, Louisiana
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Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Alex Canova 65 wd

-abt Giacomo:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Jacomb Canova
Name: Jacomb Canova
County: Iberville
State: Louisiana
Birthplace: Sicily;Italy
Birth Date: 25 Sep 1889
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1684690
DraftBoard: 0

born in Sambuca, Sicily, IT

-so he was abt 11 when arrived in USA... the problem is to find the ship's manifest; I searched so much but I believe that the surname must be very wrong on the ship's manifest transcription and for that I cannot find.. I used different spelling but nothing came up....
maybe finding 1910 census we can read the exact year of arrival, because could be more precise of 1930 census...
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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby vj » 18 Sep 2009, 22:03

Hello!
Not much help, Giacomo (from suanj's :D WWI Card) in 1920
Valarie

possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
Police Jury Ward 2, Iberville, Louisiana

Jake Canivio 35, abt 1885 IT
Mary Canivio 22, abt 1898 IT
Alie Canivio 5
Fenia Canivio 4
Ginte Canivio 3
Giustina Canivio 3/12
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Same family in 1930, immig 1902, naturalized
Married age 22

1930 census
1930 pg 2

Home in 1930:
Police Jury Ward 2, Iberville, Louisiana

Jake Caroa 39
Mary Caroa 30
Alex Caroa 16
Josephine Caroa 14
Ginte Caroa 12
Anna Caroa 10
Sam Caroa 8
Joe Caroa 5
John Caroa 7/12

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby vj » 18 Sep 2009, 22:18

Canova Family

Hard to read, but probably the 1910 census
There's only an immig year for Alex (1894)

possible 1910 census

Home in 1910:
St Louis Plantation
Police Jury Ward 2, Iberville, Louisiana

head Elie Corona 48 abt 1862 IT
- married 23 yrs, abt 1887
- immig 1894
wife Refrane Corona 43, abt 1867 IT
- 6 children born, 5 children living
son Sam Corona 22, abt 1888 IT
- married 3 mos
daughter-in-law Angeline Corona 15, abt 1895 IT
son Jake Corona 20, abt 1890 IT
son Joe Corona 18, abt 1892 IT
son Salvedor Corona 4, abt 1906 LA
daughter Lenna Corona 7, abt 1903 LA
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Salvatore Cannova & Giacomo Canova Naturalization information:

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http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ibervi ... intent.txt

Naturalizaion Records in the Iberville Parish Clerk of Courts Office
Department of Commerce and Labor; Division of Naturalization; Record of Declaration of Intention; State of Louisiana, Parish of Iberville. There are two volumes containing a total of 123 complete individual Declarations of Intention. Each page contains a volume of information on the applicant.


Name, Occupation, Birthplace, DOB, Port of Entry, Ship

Cannova Salvatore, merchant, Samuca(?) IT, 4 Jun 1889, New Orleans LA, Steamship

Canova Jake, farmer, Sambuca IT, 25 Sep 1890, New Orleans LA, (Unknown)

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby vj » 19 Sep 2009, 14:44

Interesting 1903 manifest, destination may match 1910 census - St Louis Plantation??

1903 manifest

9 Oct 1903 SS Manilla, Palermo to New Orleans
line 13

Calogero Corrao
- 38 yrs old (abt 1865)
- married
- last residence Mussomeli (Caltanissetta, Sicily)
- joining his uncle Giuseppe Caltagirone ( ? hard to read, best guess)
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note: son Sam's WWI Card has an unreadable town in Sicily...
1917 WWWI Draft Registration Card

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Re: Cannova, Connova, Canova

Postby wldspirit » 20 Sep 2009, 06:33

You can start your request by using the following site:

Interactive request form

Instructions for microfilm:
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And for terminology:

Italian Genealogical Word List
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